Good evening friends,

I’m completely brain obsessed with fabric & quilting right now. I watched a cool documentary on youtube today.

Craft in America, Quilt episode

It brought up sooo much for me.

My love of history and how things are connected. Objects like these old quilts provide a glimpse into the lives of people. Both everyday and special occasion. πŸ€™(Paranormal/Ghost stories also hook me in with tons of old stories, old architecture & a connection to the present πŸ‘»

So many huge concepts to expand upon! Colonization, slavery, hope, freedom, war, unity… and the day to day. The utilitarian needs of the people πŸ€” These stories touch me, and it is so incredibly easy to make me cry πŸ˜₯

And of course I started thinking of who my family are and where they come from. I got to wondering if I should try to map some of this out in an artistic format πŸ€” + nature + animals +music πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸŒ²πŸŽπŸŽ΅ the problem is that I want to do too much lol lol lol

Unlike so many of the people I see lecturing or discussing quilting, I had no quilter in my family growing up. My Baba cross stitched. My mom could sew I knew but I dont really remember her sewing. When I think of my earliest quilt related memory, I think of a picture I drew in an old journal of a horse. I wanted to turn that into a quilt. I have no idea where I got the idea from. I feel like I was maybe 12 and maybe in BC when I drew it.

These 4″ squares came in the mail (100) cause I ordered them πŸ˜€ I have no plans. I will get to make some πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‹

Finally getting somewhere with these masks. I’m waiting for some elastic to come in the mail to finish them off. At first glance you’d think- there’s enough here and I am done making them.

There is enough for kids and I to have two (my mom said she wanted some though too I think… I’m not sure what fabric she would like πŸ€”πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ) I have a cute bunny print I want to use too but it hasnt been prewashed so… not committed. Some are tighter pleated than others, I’ll get the full experience of how and who they fit shortly lol.

I screenshot this one today. I like the forward fold & button πŸ˜β€πŸ€™maybe I’ll try 1 like that next round.

I am loving this audiobook soo much πŸ₯°

Now I need to beat myself into bed even though I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what I am trying to say lol